Dr Jamie Johnston

Dr Jamie Johnston

Research interests

GCaMP6 neurons

We are interested in how the brain is able to perceive and respond to the external world. We seek to understand this by studying how neural circuits perform specific computations, such as extracting relevant sensory features of stimuli or how circuits alter themselves to store new information.

We use a range of cutting edge techniques to explore how neural circuits operate, including: multi-photon imaging, electrophysiology, optogenetics and computational modelling. See my lab page for more details.


<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • Ph.D. Neuroscience
  • B.Sc. Pharmacology

Professional memberships

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • The Physiological Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Neuroscience

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>